Jan 18, 2013 8:00am PST
the republicans fault. paul ryan, the powerful chairman of house budget committee said given the nature of divided governay thinn terms of gridlock, republicans may have to approve the short-term extension in order to have time to come up with a grander deal to deal with the long-term debt and deficit. jon: argument goes on. carl cameron in washington thanks. jenna: a femme-fatale or a woman of fate? a major development in the case of a woman on trial for the murder of her boyfriend. also some new details emerging in the story of manti te'o and his nonexistent girlfriend. when did the football star find out about the hoax and why did he keep the story going? questions we're looking for answers today on "happening now." ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. jon: right now some crime stories we're keeping an eye on. arizona, the state is resting its case in the high-profile trial of a woman accused of
Jan 18, 2013 3:00am PST
and pretty bad numbers for the republican brand. yet paul ryan yesterday coming out and as a leader sort of talking about we may need to be more accepting of the fact that we only control the house. we don't have the white house or the senate. can republicans do anything in the context of the debate -- the fiscal debates we're in now to improve their brand, to improve their standing? >> i think with the middle, they could. the problem, though, is, mark, you know, so they hit their all-time low or high, however you want to characterize this number. it's the worst negative rating we've ever actually recorded for the republican party. but it was republicans. it's republicans who have now a more negative view. there's still more republicans that have a positive view than negative view, but it is core republicans who are upset with the party. so you have to ask yourself, if you're the republican party, who do you win back first, and how do you do it? so if they did a big grand bargain, their favorable ratings would jump a lot with a bunch of voters who may not ever support who they are. that'